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by Gert Hofmann
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Contemporary
  • Author:
    Gert Hofmann
  • ISBN:
    1860468616
  • ISBN13:
    978-1860468612
  • Genre:
  • Publisher:
    The Harvill Press (June 20, 2002)
  • Pages:
    288 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Contemporary
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    1490 kb
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    1565 kb
  • DJVU format
    1826 kb
  • Rating:
    4.5
  • Votes:
    334
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Gert Hofmann was a German novelist and academic who died in 1993. Luck tells the story of the destruction of a family in a small German town.

Gert Hofmann was a German novelist and academic who died in 1993. A number of his books (including this one) have been translated into English by his son, Michael Hofmann. I picked up this book as a result of knowing the younger Hofmann's poetry. It is set on the day that the father finally moves out and that the mother's new lover will be taking possession. The belongings are to be split; the children are parceled out- the boy with his father and the girl to stay with the mother.

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Michael Hofmann translated. Gert Hofmann is his father. The New Directions book jacket says he's highly regarded in Germany. I don't think all that many people read this in English.

Gert Hofmann’s most popular book is The Parable Of The Blind. Books by Gert Hofmann. Showing 29 distinct works.

Luck by Gert Hofmann, trans Michael Hofmann 267pp, Harvill, £. 9. Gert Hofmann was a master of deadpan humour which revealed not merely pain but an existential void at the heart of human ex-perience. His 1985 novel, The Parable of the Blind, was an outstanding Beckettian take on Pieter Bruegel's painting of blind beggars. Luck, published in German in 1992 a year before his death, also has overtones of Samuel Beckett, but Hofmann has a lighter touch and the world he describes is all too recognisable.

Gert Hofmann (29 January 1931 – 1 July 1993) was a German writer and professor of German literature. Hofmann was born and grew up in Limbach, Saxony (Germany) which, after World War II, became part of East Germany

Gert Hofmann (29 January 1931 – 1 July 1993) was a German writer and professor of German literature. Hofmann was born and grew up in Limbach, Saxony (Germany) which, after World War II, became part of East Germany. In 1948, he moved with his family to Leipzig. There, he attended a school for translators and interpreters, studying English and Russian.

Translated by Michael Hofmann. What Maisie Knew by Henry James.

This takes some getting into! It moves slowly, and very little happens. At first I didn't enjoy it, but as it went on the slow pace became almost hypnotic and I began to be drawn in to the unhappy world of a family breaking up in a most undramatic way. Despite the sad tone, the novel has its humour, too, particularly in the naively comic questions of the little sister. A haunting book which despite the lack of incident, keeps coming back to me. Find similar books Profile. Translated by Michael Hofmann.

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CATEGORY: audio drama. TITLE: Der Blindensturz. AUTHOR: Gert Hofmann. DIRECTOR: Hans Lietzau. MUSIC: Max Beckschäfer. PRODUCTION: Bayrischer Rundfunk/Hessischer Rundfunk. DURATION: 55 minutes. DESCRIPTION: Gert Hofmanns "Blindensturz" ist die erfundene, nachempfundene Geschichte der Entstehung eines Bildes. Pieter Brueghels "Gleichnis von den Blinden", das 1569 entstand, gilt als erschütterndes Alterswerk, als Parabel auf die Blindheit des Menschen.


Eayaroler
I expected to like this book more than I actually did. No, that's not actually what I mean to say. I mean to say that I expected to enjoy this book more than I actually did. I found it admirable, painful, bleak. I guess that I was influenced by all the copy I had read before I bought the book that described it as funny, light, and ironic. The irony I certainly see, the qualities of lightness and humor weren't things that I saw at all.

Gert Hofmann was a German novelist and academic who died in 1993. A number of his books (including this one) have been translated into English by his son, Michael Hofmann. (I picked up this book as a result of knowing the younger Hofmann's poetry.)

Luck tells the story of the destruction of a family in a small German town. It is set on the day that the father finally moves out and that the mother's new lover will be taking possession. The belongings are to be split; the children are parceled out-- the boy with his father and the girl to stay with the mother. All love is gone between the two adults, and the woman sees her life and happiness at stake. The story is told through the voice of the young son.

It isn't to say that Hofmann doesn't reach for humor. He does. It is more that I just plain old didn't find it funny. To me, it was a symphony of pain-- and it didn't get far enough past the pain to earn the bitter humor that I find in some of Beckett's pieces. Luck for me was simply sad-- and often quite difficult to read.

So. I didn't enjoy the book-- not as I would a book which is described on the back cover as a "beautiful, bittersweet novel". Although Hofmann captures much of what I didn't think could be captured about childhood, I would use the world "bleak" much more readily than "sweet" to describe the project.

Recommended.
Vizil
I found the style annoying and the content small for the number of pages. I found myself becoming attached to the characters nonetheless which is why I gave the book two rather than one star.